President's Comment

Across the country, on September 4 th we will celebrate Labour Day and the living history of unions across BC and Canada. From the print workers who organized for a reasonable workday almost 150 years...
The events of recent days begun by the white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have been a disgusting display of racism and hate that have overtly demonstrated what so...
As educators and staff in the post-secondary education system, we know creating a safe environment where every person’s human and civil rights are respected is crucial to a productive learning environ...
I don’t know about you, but I think this has been the most interesting start of a summer vacation I’ve ever had. After a long election campaign, made even longer by some very close races, and weeks of...
International Women’s Day is an annual opportunity to reflect on how global events are affecting women and to take action in our own communities. For many of us, this is our year-round work, part of w...
It’s an election year, and that means a budget full of goodies to woo the voters to cast their May 9 ballots for this government in the hopes of being elected for a fifth term. But is there enough in...
If you’re like me, you probably saw a lot of social media posts, commentary, and memes floating around the internet talking about how terrible a year 2016 was. They don’t need to be repeated, but I wa...
Twenty-seven years ago, on December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. When a man with a gun entered the engineering school, he separated the women from the me...
Once again, the report of the BC Legislature's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services includes several of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators' recommendations to the commi...
Today we start another week of activities marking Fair Employment Week, our annual effort to raise awareness of the plight of the precariously-employed workers in academia. Year after year, we hold da...